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Pecan Pie Recipe

Published on November 21, 2006 3:42 PM | Comments

Here's the recipe I plan to use for the Thanksgiving pecan pie - emailed to me by my mother:

For crust
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons (about) ice water

For filling
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups chopped pecans

Make crust:
Mix first 3 ingredients in processor. Add shortening and butter; cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Blend in enough water to form moist clumps. Gather into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill 1 hour.

Roll dough on floured work surface to 13-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch round cake pan with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Trim to align with pan edges. Freeze 15 minutes.

Make filling:
Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk first 5 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Mix in 3/4 cup pecans. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup pecans. Bake pie until set, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.

Serves 8.

-Ellen





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